- Apr 3, 2019
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- Alaska (61.5°N, -149°W)
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Actually, Congress made it illegal for any unauthorized communications with foreign governments in 1799. Only the President and the Department of State personnel are authorized, and the Department of State serves at the President's pleasure. Nancy Pelosi herself can be charged, twice, under the Logan Act for her unauthorized and treasonous visits to give Assad aid and comfort in Syria.Foreign Policy Isn’t Just Up To Trump
The president’s defenders argue that U.S. foreign policy is whatever he says it is. Trouble is, that’s not what the Constitution says.
Contrary to the declaration of Rep. Elise Stefanik, foreign policy is not the sole preserve of a president.
Related: The Battle for the Constitution | The National Constitution Center
While the US Constitution does not give the President exclusive authority over negotiations with foreign government, Congress did over 200 years ago.